Antique pottery wall hanging salt cellar stoneware ceramic pottery box is in Good Condition. Aging to the wood lid, glaze crazing apparent. Beautiful mustard yellow color, & white vertical lines.
Measurements. 6in. wide, 5 3/4in. tall &
History Of Open Salt Containers:
expensive. The necessity for a receptacle in which
to serve the salt resulted in the first open salt, a crude, hand carved, wooden trencher. As timed passed, salt When salt was first mined, the supply was limited and receptacles were refined in style and materials. In the 1500's both master and individual salts existed. By the 1700's firms such as Meissen, Waterford, and Wedgewood were making glass, china and porcelain salts. Open
salts were the only means of serving salt until the appearance of the shaker in the lated 1800's.
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